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Poll: Five Years After Its Introduction, the Green New Deal Is Still Incredibly Popular
Grace Adcox and Catherine Fraser. Data for Progress
Voters consistently support the idea of a Green New Deal when they learn what it would contain. Nearly two-thirds of voters (65%) – including majorities of Democrats (85%) and independents (64%), as well as a plurality of Republicans (45%) – support a Green New Deal when provided with the information below. Support for the Green New Deal also stands up to scrutiny. When presented with the competing statements for and against the Green New Deal below, voters side more with supporters than opponents of the Green New Deal by a nearly two-to-one margin (59%-31%): 59% side more with an argument that “lawmakers should pass the Green New Deal because we need to put Americans back to work, fight climate change, address social and racial injustice, and combat air and water pollution and related diseases like asthma and lead poisoning.” 31% side more with an argument that “lawmakers should not pass the Green New Deal because it is a waste of taxpayer money that will increase the national debt.” The poll also suggests that lawmakers, like environmental advocates, shouldn’t be afraid to lean into the Green New Deal. By roughly two-to-one margins, voters say that they support their member of Congress cosponsoring the Green New Deal when it is reintroduced in Congress (62% support / 26% oppose) and say that they would be more likely to vote to reelect their member of Congress if they cosponsor the Green New Deal (57% more likely / 28% less likely).